- We pray for those celebrating birthdays this week: Jim Poff, Solomon Atkins, Connie Shelley, Jeannette Allison, Chuck Engstrom, Lena Humble, Daytha Williams & Rob Larsen. Happy Birthday!
* Psalm 104:33 – “I will sing praise to my God as long as I live!”
- We lift up our loved ones with health concerns:
+ Nicole Martin (co-worker of Barbara Regnier, following shoulder surgery Friday)
+ Ken & Diane Smith (friends of the Hesters, both with COVID: he is improving; she is now in ICU)
+ Anna Foster (after 10th round of chemo, scans continue to show that the treatment is working – PTL!)
+ Lori Hall (2nd round of chemo begins Wednesday; Lymphoma in bone marrow; Grade 3A, Stage 4)
+ Alyce Porter (friend of Barbara Regnier, after surgery to mend a femoral-neck fracture from a fall)
+ Jarod Weber (son of neighbor of Fruechtenichts, undergoing bone-marrow transplant in Maryland)
+ Nancy Fruechtenicht (continues long-term care at Lansing Care & Rehab)
+ Martha VanSandt (who is being cared for by home health care services)
+ Grace Polley (now under Hospice Care at Country Care in Easton)
+ and those who battle cancer: Cid Allison; Jeff Amthor; Carol Beisert; Susie Beying; Helen Bowman; Carolyn Brueggemann; Kim Butz; Sherry Byrd; Jean Carson; Karen Curto; Katie Denney; Jeff Ford; Georgeann Geis; David Goebel; Terrence Gonzalez; Twila Haecker; Heidi Hammell; Donna Humble; Melissa Johnson; Eric Kittrell; Linda Koenig; Lydia Landfair; Megan Langley; Jolene Lichty; Debbie Lober; Judy Matthijetz; Jim McCarty; Ed Milburger; Marilyn Miller; Dale Niece; Paul Niece; Sue Pitts; Sue Porter; Paul Printiss; Nadine Ruffer; Mike Schmolt; Lyn St. Louis; David Schwinn; Kristen Seka-Caradonna; Darlene Sell; Greg Smith; Jerry Thompson; Linda Vernon; Linette Wilson; Dave Wiseman; Doris Woodward; Dave Zakutny; Megan
*James 5:16 – “Pray for each other, so that you may be healed.”
3. We seek the Lord’s blessing for: … John & Gwen Goodloe (& their family), at the death of his brother, Mason – we also seek the Lord’s comfort for his wife, Leslie (and his long-time care-giver, Pate Drodrolagi); … Larry & Velma Bass, at the death of her brother-in-law, Willis Schlote; … Diana Allen (her grandson, Chandler; & their family), at the death of her husband, John, Sr.; … Jim & Joanna Bradshaw (Assistant to the KS District President for Education), at the death of their son-in-law, John Keller; … Carol Sharp (Advisory Board member for Northeast Neighborhood Ministries, which governs Kid’s Connection), at the death of her husband, Bob; … the persecuted church – including believers worldwide (especially the 15 lay-missionaries who remain captive in Haiti) – we have news from Hazrat (Afghani friend of the Hesters): following a recent capture and torture by the Taliban, he has been reunited with his family as he awaits P2 Visa approval; … Maureen Awbrey (Janet Jackson-Knight’s sister), who is travelling in Tanzania, Africa.
* Genesis 28:3 – “May God almighty bless you!”
4. We raise up the ministry of the Gospel: … praying the Lord’s blessing over November’s “Mission of the Month,” assisting Lori Hall with medical expenses, your special donations totaled $13,480 [Christmas card proceeds from today’s sale in the entryway will be added to the total]; … lifting up those who have been elected to leadership positions (Ed Dane, President; Steve Fruechtenicht, Vice President; Fred Berg & Sue Klotz, Ministry Directors) – that in all our congregational ministries (in addition to our School: Paul’s Buffet, the 7th Street Feast, our Facebook Live simulcast, the Community Garden, and more) the Lord would use them – and us – to bring people to know His saving grace.
* Romans 1:16 – “The gospel … is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.”
- We pray for our Nation: … seeking guidance over our United States Supreme Court, as they now consider the Mississippi case of Dobbs-vs-Jackson, that the sanctity of unborn life would be once again legally protected; … those in Oxford, Michigan, who have been affected by the school shooting there this past week; … asking the Lord’s care over our Armed Forces – especially those deployed in defense of our safety: Willie Williams, III (Germany); & Shelby Long (Iraq); Tiffany Bagi (UAE).
* Psalm 121:8 – “The Lord will watch over your coming and going, both now and forevermore.”